I came across a new interjection (seemingly) “E!” in the following sentence of the Washington Post (April 18) article titled, “Ryan Lochte, Ke$ha and the rules for celebrity reality shows”.
Ryan Lochte’s bold personal style: The Olympic swimmer’s reality series “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” premires on E! April 21.
This week marks the debut of two such shows. Sunday, E! sets in motion “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?,” a look at the Olympic swimmer who made headlines at last year’s London games — not so much for his victories and friendly rivalry with teammate Michael Phelps as for a flurry of awkward interviews and self-deluded sound bites (trademarking the frat-thusiastic phrase “Jeah!”) that gave him a party-boy reputation.
What does “E!” mean? Is it an interjection or a capital letter for something associated with TV entertainment programs?
Additionally, is “Jeah” similar with “gee / jee”? Is the word, “ frat-thusiastic” which I presume to be a compound of “fraternity + enthusiastic” (Pls. correct me if I’m wrong) a current English word, or just a coinage by the author?